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Marching Orders: A High School
Band’s Communist Celebration

Frontpage Magazine, by Arnold Ahlert

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Posted By:ScarletPimpernel, 9/26/2012 9:52:38 AM

A Pennsylvania high school has put together a rather startling halftime show for the school’s football games. The New Oxford High School marching band has performed “St. Petersburg 1917,” commemorating the Bolshevik Revolution that brought the communists to power and led to the formation of the Soviet Union. The band, which performed the piece at the Friday night football game on September 14th, wore olive-colored military-style uniforms, and carried red flags–along with giant hammers and sickles. “There is no reason for Americans to celebrate the Russian revolution,” said an irate parent who alerted Fox News to the debacle.

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The excuse that this performance was somehow meant to “present the musical importance and the struggle during this turbulent time of world history” is decidedly not credible. Why not some patriotic American music and the American flag instead? But the hammer and sickle appears to be the first thing that came to mind as the symbol used. Nah, I'm not buying the excuse.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 9/26/2012 10:04:15 AM     (No. 8891010)

So celebrating the communist revolution is somehow a just reason. Notice tens of thousands of American dough boys were dying in Europe at the same time. And music such as Souza came out of that little event. But one could never consider celebrating the music and sacrifice of Americans when hero worship of a murderous regime is possible.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fhancock, 9/26/2012 10:08:56 AM     (No. 8891029)

Maybe next week we can celebrate the Ukrainian famines or Stalin's Purges or Mao's Little Red Book or even Pol Pot's Killing Field's...nothing like brainless twits celebrating the birth of the greatest mass murder ideology EVER

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Reply 3 - Posted by: coldoc, 9/26/2012 10:21:48 AM     (No. 8891069)

Somewhere at the bottom of this is an avowed commie intellectually challenged teacher.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/26/2012 10:23:05 AM     (No. 8891074)

WOW, and whose head will roll?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: thelmalou, 9/26/2012 10:29:12 AM     (No. 8891097)

I don't know, #4, but I do know if I lived there, they would be heartily sick and tired of hearing from me by the time they decided to ditch this debacle of a program. Ye gods.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: skedaddle, 9/26/2012 10:32:37 AM     (No. 8891103)

There are alot of adults responsible for this commie celebration band performance. That band program didn't get on the field without practice since August. Where were the parents and administration? Who made the red flags and hammers and sickles? Who bought the uniforms? As a band parent, I can tell you my child would not have participated in this travesty.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Merlin251, 9/26/2012 10:35:02 AM     (No. 8891108)

Maybe to add true genocidal balance to their repertoire they should have performed a Horst Wessel retrospective commemorating the November 1938 Crystal Nacht that kicked off the Holocaust as an encore!!!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: viking diver, 9/26/2012 10:42:42 AM     (No. 8891127)

so much for getting an AMERICAN education. Just unbelievable they would celebrate these mass murderers. Wonder if these kids know that revolution and the leaders that came out of it murdered more than 20 million people who didn't go along with their pogrom.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 9/26/2012 10:46:03 AM     (No. 8891132)

#6 hits it on the head. This thing didn't just spontaneously happen. I guess the parents were too busy with Honey Boo Boo and American Idol to realize their kids were celebrating communism and mass murder.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tisHimself, 9/26/2012 10:54:08 AM     (No. 8891152)

Do we need to hold a bake sale to pay for the recall petitions involving each and every school board member?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Feebie, 9/26/2012 10:54:53 AM     (No. 8891154)

Maybe they should speak to a real Russian (Vietnamese? Cuban? Chinese?) defector as part of their Communist Celebration?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 9/26/2012 11:02:37 AM     (No. 8891180)

This is so wrong on so many levels I am dumbstruck. I know the point has been made here and in the article (and BTW, nowhere else--can you imagine the news coverage if, say, they had celebrated Bach's mostly church music with crosses and cassocks?)--but I just want to take that fatuous "educator" by the throat and dare her to celebrate Wagner's music with swastikas and black uniforms to potray another "turbulent time in history". The schools are just lost, I think--absolutely lost.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tusker, 9/26/2012 11:03:32 AM     (No. 8891190)

They are celebrating Communism because they are Communists to the core, just like Maxine Waters fawning over Fidel Castro.

Communists! Get it! Call 'em exactly what they are: Communists and traitors to the United States of America who should be put on a boat and sent to Chavez and the like.

Communists! Get it!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: steveW, 9/26/2012 11:11:48 AM     (No. 8891215)

I looked in the Constitution, but couldn't find anywhere that the State should be responsible for education, any more than it should be responsible for health care. Public schools inevitably, sooner or later, become a machine cranking out Hope and Change. Children should not be subjected to them.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: EQKimball, 9/26/2012 11:11:50 AM     (No. 8891216)

Wonder if they would have been allowed to "celebrate the music" of the Thousand Year Reich.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TXknitter, 9/26/2012 11:13:24 AM     (No. 8891219)

Wonder how many of them growing up in union households that vote Dem 1st, last, always? I wish I were surprised.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Brittany, 9/26/2012 11:19:50 AM     (No. 8891237)

Hey, why not? Obama's local headquarters display Che Guevara pictures, that murderous b----d. Sarcasm intended.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: kanphil, 9/26/2012 11:26:02 AM     (No. 8891252)

Sheer ignorance. If history was correctly taught, this never would have been considered. It's like hanging a swastika in the classroom.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mc squared, 9/26/2012 11:35:03 AM     (No. 8891274)

Union communists are at the levers of education and have been for years. It was only the force of public opinion that kept it constrained. The drooling parents don't even know what this represents.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: conspicio, 9/26/2012 11:44:26 AM     (No. 8891295)

Ahhh, to mold the pliable minds of eager-to-please youth! The Kommandant should duly recognize the fine fine leader of this Ministry of Musical Performance. He is good for the party and a helpful apparatchik!

Please herr school board Direktor, let us call him forward for rekognition of his talent and dedication to the party!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 9/26/2012 11:56:12 AM     (No. 8891328)

Why would this surprise anyone when the most fashionable article of hipster clothing is the Che Guevara T-shirt?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: phillyred, 9/26/2012 12:54:18 PM     (No. 8891448)

And I am sure they would be just fine and dandy with a Nazi celebration too.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 9/26/2012 1:00:27 PM     (No. 8891465)

Today`s public school pupils are not taught the horrors of communism and the millions enslaved and those who died at its hands during the 20th Century. Anyone, no matter what age, who has a romantic view of communism is ignorant of its destructive dogma. Unfortunately, the school kids don`t know any better but the adults running that asylum should certainly know better. If they allowed this then a pink slip is in order.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Albatross, 9/26/2012 2:26:39 PM     (No. 8891636)

The answer is sensitivity training. I'm serious. Every time someone steps out of line regarding some lefty pet cause, the offender is sent to re-education camp, er, I mean sensitivity training. Here, everyone involved, including the superintendent, band director, and entire faculty should attend classes on the atrocities and mass murders committed by the Communist Party worldwide. Some of the instructors should be people from Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia with personal experience of these horrors. Then this training should be incorporated into the history curriculum which is taught to all students. Let's go, New Oxford school board, you can make this happen.

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